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bomber detonated an explosive device in front of the u.s. embassy. both the bomber and a guard at the embassy gate were killed in the explosion. here in washington, appearing with german prime minister andrea murkle, vice president joe biden condemned the attack. >> i also really appreciate your expression of sympathy for the, what has been -- i don't have much detail, but was characterized by the embassy as a terrorist attack on our embassy in turkey. >>> while no group has said it was behind the attack, turkey's interior minister blames a separatist group opposed to turkey's government. in sharp contrast to last year's benghazi attack, the white house quickly labeled this attack an act of terror. >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition a terrorist attack. however, we do not know who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. >> reporter: the bombing comes one week after former secretary of state hillary clinton faced intense questioning over the obama administration's handling of security b
by march 1st, the series of cuts will be made to the u.s. military's defense capability. here's more -- capability. here's more. >> reporter: during the fall debate, president obama said the sequester, quote, won't happen. now his white house is saying domestic programs will be cut 9% and military programs cut 13% this year, unless congress takes action. >> putting our fiscal house in order calls for a balanced approach, not massive indiscriminant cuts that can have a severe impact on our military preparedness. >> reporter: republicans think they gave a lot of ground during fiscal cliff negotiations. a spokesman per speaker boehner said the president got his higher taxes last month with no corresponding cuts. the tax issue has been resolved and spending is the problem. meanwhile, military leaders are sounding the alarm. >> instead of being a first- rate power in the world, we turn into a second-rate power and that would be the result of sequester. >> reporter: the white house said friday the sequester would result in cuts to food inspection, customer service and irs and social securi
pink inside the senate intelligence committee today. brennan has been at the center of the successful u.s. mission that both killed osama bin laden as well as the drone strike which took out anwar al awki and brennan said significant threat still remain in the united states as well as the chief bombmaker for al- qaeda whose attempt failed to blow up an american airliner last year and his crist mayday attempt in 2009. -- christmas day attempt in 2009. >> when mr. al-asiri is brought to work it will be because of the work done in the past number of years by some very brave americans in the cia and some other places. >> despite the protests brennan's nomination is expected to sail through the u.s. senate. if confirmed, he will replace former cia director david petraeus who resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer. >>> what are you reading these days? coming up why d.c. resident are being called some of the best readers -- resident are being called some of the best readers -- residents are being called some of the best readers in the country. 
there. we're also looking at how this story first came to light here in the u.s. a local hockey website may have bragging rights. peter hassette is editor of russianmachineneverbreaks.com. you're a big capses fan. the website is about hockey, though, not really news -- caps fan. the website is about hockey, though, not really news, right? >> that's correct. we're tracking a capitals prospect in russia and after the game the other night we heard talk from our moscow correspondent theodore who told our editor ian about some explosion that happened over the city and we'd just started collecting information, videos, images, news, press releases, translations and we started putting them together. >> so it's really like the power of social media in this case. >> absolutely. specifically drawing that media together making sure that it's legitimate. >> you did some checking on google i understand. you have a pretty good idea your website had this before some of the traditional news outlets, right? >> kind of a funny story i guess because we had our ear to the ground about the players and the so
. on foreign affairs, he admonished north korea and talked about having the number of u.s. troops stationed in afghanistan this year and then completely ending the war in afghanistan by next. on the subject of sequestration march 1, if congress cannot reach a deficit deal. 445,000 jobs in virginia, d.c., and maryland area could be affected. local lawmakers here were quick to react to that point. republicans saying that the president was not specific about how both sides can come together on a deal. democrats are saying that the president already made concessions and called on republicans to do the same. >> i think the president has been prepared, has offered a balanced solution to meet it. he reiterated that today. he reiterated that it should not go into effect and very frankly, a lot of republicans notwithstanding what some may be saying who is saying the so quester is an alternative we can take. it will hurt the country. it will hurt the economy and we shouldn't go there. and very frankly, we have been in session now some six weeks, not one bill have the republicans put on the floor of
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